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The show must go on

During this quiet summer, one of the things we are missing is the theater. From Broadway in New York City to Pendragon in Saranac Lake, stages have gone dark. Actors are a lively, irrepressible bunch, and so it’s a testament to the seriousness of the situation that theaters are closed. ...

Plants make me sneeze

I love the summer. It’s the time of year when animals are most active; when the sun is warm and plants of all kinds are thriving; and when the first harvests start to ripen. I was talking with a friend of mine recently and asked his young grandson if he liked the flowers in my garden. His ...

Adirondack Diary

Aug. 16 --- Jim Herman, 42-year old golf pro, won Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Had earned $1.5 million and three tournaments over 20 years on PGA tour. Added $1.1 million with this win! Saw first fall election yard signs during walk around Moody Pond. Also saw three ...

Combating unpreparedness

There’s something about being outdoors, whether its on a boat or a trail, climbing rock or biking, that leads people, in my experience to be more friendly than they normally would. Maybe it’s just the joy of being out in the open air, or maybe when you see someone else recreating in the way ...

Public left in dark on selection of new SUNY chancellor

To Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, chair, SUNY Board of Trustees: Dear Dr. Tisch: The New York Coalition for Open Government is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing transparency in government issues. The fact that the SUNY Board of Trustees have selected a new ...

Back to school

It is that time of year when my social media is filled with Back to School photos. Friends are sending their children off to college for the first time or preparing for their child’s return to campus. They are shopping for their elementary, junior high, or high school students’ supply list, ...